It’s being touted as the film to beat for next year’s Best Picture Oscar. It’s headlined by two of film’s brightest stars. It’s got music, it’s got romance, it’s got promise. It’s La La Land.
In the clip, we see Mia (Emma) and Sebastian (Ryan) hopelessly fall for each other and pursue their passions. Hers is acting, his is jazz music. The pair hustles to break out under the bright lights of Los Angeles while building a life together (and dancing to a tune or two along the way).
Although this trailer doesn’t show it, the film reportedly explores how Mia and Sebastian’s insatiable desire for success threatens to fracture their relationship.
Set in modern times but infused with a vibrant, charming ’50s vibe, La La Land co-stars Oscar winners J.K. Simmons and John Legend, as well as Finn Wittrock and Rosemarie DeWitt. It swings into theaters in December 2016.
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